Published May 25, 2009Finally receiving some long overdue attention, Halifax-based independent label Diminished Fifth Records have announced that they have signed a national distribution deal with Hamilton's Sonic Unyon Distribution.
Supporting Maritimes acts for the past few years, the self-proclaimed "loudest record label in Eastern Canada" - and the only one, we're willing to venture - will now be stocked on shelves from coast to shining coast as of June 16. Sonic Unyon will also ensure digital versions of the Diminished Fifth catalogue are available for tech-savvy sorts.
For those who need both, Diminished Fifth will become a part of Sonic Unyon's Desktop and Doorstep Delivery program, whereby those who order albums are sent a digital version immediately with a tangible copy shipped through snail mail getting there eventually.
"I think Sonic Unyon Distribution is a great step forward for Diminished Fifth," notes label founder Josh Hogan. "It's nice to know that metal fans outside of Atlantic region will now be able to pick up our releases at a store in Ontario or British Columbia plus in this ever changing musical climate, Sonic Unyon seems to be one step ahead with their services like Desktop and Doorstep Delivery."
This is especially big news because, while they often go ignored, many East coast bands are great and nuts at the same time. This video below shows how Diminished Fifth act Iron Giant celebrates a birthday. They just won the first East Coast Music Award for Loud Recording of the Year with Creator Of Scars. Please, please please do not try this at home, kiddies: